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by Howard
Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:05 am
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: A couple of sentences...
Replies: 14
Views: 1508

Re: A couple of sentences...

Should be eine einheitliche Truppe, but I guess you know that and it's just a typo.

I'd suggest it means that after tough fighting there were no longer any regular troops left facing the unit, but I'm not 100% sure.

HTH
by Howard
Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Too many subordinate clauses
Replies: 3
Views: 804

Re: Too many subordinate clauses

And just as heir neighbour on the left, the 609 Division, no longer gave ground or wavered, Besslein's men gave an example even in fighting over glowing heaps of rubble, like for example company commander Budka, who, in a defensive strongpoint in the Augustastrasse opposite the enemy-occupied Landve...
by Howard
Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:02 am
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: More Niehoff and Ahlfen
Replies: 2
Views: 665

Re: More Niehoff and Ahlfen

I think that's pretty much it my version reads : The enemy, who had already broken through there once, was driven back by well-aimed Pzfaust fire from the high churchyard wall on his heavy AT guns massed in position in two village streets. I think they trying to suggest that there were a lot of AT g...
by Howard
Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: And not so short... or sweet
Replies: 3
Views: 687

Re: And not so short... or sweet

Think your version captures the essence very well :D

Have fun ploughing through the rest ! Sheeesh :shock:
by Howard
Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:31 am
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: And not so short... or sweet
Replies: 3
Views: 687

Re: And not so short... or sweet

Hi Richard, this is the sense of it: The well-known mistakes and omissions in extremely inadequate arms, clothing and equipment which are indicated by the few terms "captured rifles with 5 to 10 rounds per weapon, no uniforms,low shoes" had preceded this immediately incipient re-organisation. Not to...
by Howard
Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:56 am
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Woohoo, another Nazi speech
Replies: 4
Views: 805

Re: Woohoo, another Nazi speech

You're right Richard. It's one of my guilty pleasures :oops:

Thanks sw_eno :up:
by Howard
Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:39 am
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Woohoo, another Nazi speech
Replies: 4
Views: 805

Re: Woohoo, another Nazi speech

Maybe this will help a bit; Today we have become what for centuries Germans could only long for: the German People. And we - referring to Silesia - after overcoming a post-war episode from our people's consciousness, have become what we can be in the context of this German People, regionally and cha...
by Howard
Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:31 am
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Phew, not a Nazi speech
Replies: 8
Views: 1192

Re: Phew, not a Nazi speech

I agree with Fahrdienstleiter.

Gesichtsausdruck is facial expression and not related to SIcht.
by Howard
Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:45 pm
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Franch to english or Dutch
Replies: 12
Views: 1172

Re: Franch to english or Dutch

And the next bit: can't read the top line properly... we were attached to the Wehrmacht and were sent directly to Russia, where I was in the G ? Einsatz and Ausb Reg 489 and that's where I was wounded too. AFter conalesence I returned to Oldenbourg by draft ttown?, and I managed to get myself transf...
by Howard
Fri Jan 02, 2009 3:18 am
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Another Nazi speech I'm loving translating...
Replies: 6
Views: 834

Re: Another Nazi speech I'm loving translating...

Here's my take:

Being conscious of belonging to your own people, for life and death, forms a protective wall around the Reich, one which cannot be destroyed by any violent means.
by Howard
Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:40 pm
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Short and sweet
Replies: 3
Views: 735

Re: Short and sweet

Here's my take on it, although sw_eno's version is fine :D The telephone next to his bed shrills. Field Marshal Schörner is in Breslau and wants to speak to the fortress commander. An impossible request. The General replaces the receiver. After a few minutes Major Bock calls again and literally says...
by Howard
Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:09 am
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: And this is just horrible
Replies: 7
Views: 1008

Re: And this is just horrible

Hi Richard, this is the best I can do. Poetic stuff With everything of worth that I come across, I feel how near the end it is and how complete this destruction is - to such an extent that hardly a single person is going to remain, and when, torn, persecuted, no longer knowing anything of their near...
by Howard
Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:09 am
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: And not sure about this one
Replies: 6
Views: 780

Re: And not sure about this one

How's about this:

No matter how firmly the troops are in the Führer's hands at the moment, if the previous treatment by the English continues the possibility of intellectual sympathy with Bolshevism cannot be ruled out.
by Howard
Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:01 pm
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: The hiatus is over
Replies: 3
Views: 758

Re: The hiatus is over

Sure the Indian Ocean is more fun !!

In many cases this inner despondency leads to rash remarks, the wording of which in effect amounts to sapping the fighting spirit, but which generally only spring from a short-lived state of depression.
by Howard
Sat Nov 01, 2008 11:01 am
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Very difficult
Replies: 6
Views: 866

Re: Very difficult

Hi,

tricky questions with no context, as the translation changes.

Heimat - homeland, but can be simply home or Blighty in UK slang, e.g; Heimatschuss is a Blighy wound.

überhaupt keine Ahnung - no idea at all, no idea whatsoever etc.

If you can post a sentence or two maybe that would be easier...